Personal Perspectives

Tomorrow is Midlands Gives!

Monday, May 5, 2014

By: Sara Lamberson, Corporate Communications Specialist, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

The SC Campaign is participating in Midlands Gives, a local, 24-hour online giving challenge lead by Central Carolina Community Foundation TOMORROW, May 6! This event is designed to encourage friends and neighbors to support their favorite causes and organizations right here in the Midlands. Click here to donate to the SC Campaign! Why should you support the SC Campaign's work you ask? Well, here are some reasons...
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The Path to Publication

Monday, April 28, 2014

By: India Rose, Post Doctoral Fellow, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Over the years, I have learned that it takes a lot to get your research published. Not only does it take guidance, rigor, and insight on the front end to conduct the study, but it also takes strength, dedication, and persistence to get the research published. Almost 18 months ago, the SC Campaign conducted focus groups with parents of South Carolina middle school students to examine their perception of school-based teen pregnancy prevention programs. While data collection only took a few months, data analysis, interpretation, and manuscript development took a little bit more time. The research team and I worked tirelessly on drafting a quality manuscript which we submitted to the Journal of Sex Education: Sexuality, Society, and Learning special issue dedicated to the work of Dr. Douglas Kirby.
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Pampers & Pinot Grigio: Musings from a new mom

Monday, April 14, 2014

By: Sarah Kershner, It's Your Game Project Coordinator, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

A little over four months ago, I met someone who completely turned my world upside down. This someone came into the world at 9.5 pounds, screaming and hollering, and showering us with his affection (literally peeing everywhere). This “someone” is my son, McSwaine (Mac) Kershner. After years of dreaming and praying, we finally met our darling little boy and my world hasn’t been the same ever since.
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Tattoos and Teen Pregnancy?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

By: Dana Becker, Spartanburg Community Mobilization Coordinator, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

I love analogies. Complicated ideas make more sense to me when broken down into basic, real-life applications or situations I understand, and I find myself assigning symbolic meaning to little day-to-day things. I often use analogies in my work with young people because, just like me, the analogies help them to connect with difficult concepts. That’s where my new tattoo comes in…
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Wear Jeans, Raise Awareness about Teen Pregnancy

Monday, March 31, 2014

By: Kemi Ogunji, Executive/Development Assistant, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Raise awareness about National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month with us this May! Every year during Blue Jeans for Teens, we at the SC Campaign wear jeans in the office for $5/day or $20/week to help raise awareness and support for teen pregnancy prevention efforts in South Carolina. We’d love for you and your organization/business/community group to join us this year for 1 day, 1 week, or the entire month of May.
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